BOOK REVIEW: “Commitment to Health” by Jerry Olynyk
Commitment to Health is a book about courage in the face of severe pain and unrelenting medical problems over the span of 15 years. It was written by one of our recently retired Board of Directors, Jerry Olynyk. Jerry had commited himself to good health after being told by his family doctor he was overweight and had high blood pressure. The ear marks for a heart attack or stroke. He started walking and lost 50 lbs as well as bringing his blood pressure down to
a normal and acceptable level. He was rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident suffering severe whiplash. The injury from the accident became chronic and Jerry was often in unbearable pain and physically disabled. During this ardu- ous recovery, Jerry was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. His commitment to health became more than just a well- ness program and physiotherapy, it became his life line. Jerry did everything in his power to learn about Myasthenia Gravis and the new challenges he was up against. He contacted our offices, read, research and eventually became a member of our Board of Directors and an advocate for Myasthenics.
“Commitment to Health” is an inspiring story and a very good read…BK